The Chronicle is the official newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Ballarat. There are usually 6 issues per year.
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* Synod 2012
* Esther de Waal
* Our New Registrar - Peter Jarvis
* The Bishop Comments on 'Marriage and Submission'
* Farewell to Robin Mitchell
* VALE - Fr Paul Connors
* Our Sister Diocese in PNG, Aipo Rongo.
* New Registrar.
* CRE - Enriching Children's Lives
Registrar, Robin Mitchell, retires.
The Enthronement of Bishop Garry Weatherill features on page 1 & 6.
As we rejoice in the announcement of Bishop Garry’s appointment and look forward to his coming to us in November, the Pastoral Committee invites you to join with us in a special month of prayer in October for Bishop Garry, for the diocese of Willochra, and for our own diocese.
New Bishop for Ballarat
It is with great joy that we convey that the next Bishop of Ballarat is to be the Right Reverend Garry Weatherill. Bishop Garry was elected by the Bishop Election Board, chaired by Ms Alice Knight. Bishop Garry will be enthroned in Christ Church Cathedral Ballarat on Saturday, November 5 at 11 AM. Bishop Garry is currently the Anglican Bishop of Willochra, in South Australia. He is an experienced and much loved country Bishop with important roles in the National Anglican Church and the International Anglican Communion.
The Promise of the Spirit - 100 Years of Anglican Education in Ballarat
Landmarks in life and in the life of a community rightly deserve to be identified and celebrated. This year the Ballarat and Queen’s Anglican Grammar community celebrates 100 years of Anglican education at the Wendouree site. A weekend of celebratory activities culminated in Eucharist aptly entitled, ‘The Promise of the Spirit.’ With the great feast of Pentecost on the near horizon forming the context for the celebration, the Eucharist was the culmination of a weekend of memorable events.
The Administrator Writes...
Lent is our opportunity to listen and act, physically and metaphysically : Prayer and fasting is called for as we strengthen the discipline of “discipleship”. And in a world with too much discord and conflict, including in the Church, we may pray with Francis, “Make me a channel of your peace.”
Deluged by rain yet again, many people across the Diocese struggled to deal with floods in January and early February. “The September flood was 30 cms below my mattresses. In the January flood it was 30 cms above,” reported a distressed Clunes resident. Fortunately Clunes did not flood in February, as predicted. Skipton, Beaufort and Halls Gap were also spared, but ten homes in Creswick were flooded for the third time in five months. For some Ballarat residents it was two floods within a few weeks.
The Vicar General Writes...
It has been said that, "goodness is not a lot of good without enchantment..."in fact it can be a little boring. More positively, goodness is a lot better with a little enchantment. Hence, in the divine wisdom, the love of God is enchantingly presented to us in the Nativity scene. It touches our hearts
afresh each year...
October 2010 (910k)
Water Spreads across the Diocese.
Many areas of the Diocese were affected by flooding on 4 September. At Creswick and Clunes parishioners were among those whose homes were flooded. Phyllis Jones, had an anxious wait as the water got closer to her front door. Although she was evacuated until the water receded she was one of the fortunate ones, as her home was spared. Fr Nagi Habib, the Mission District priest for the area was unable to leave his home at Clunes because a wooden bridge, his only way out, was washed away.
August 2010 (780k)
Announcement on behalf of Bishop Michael Hough: Bishop Michael Hough has tendered his
resignation as the Bishop of Ballarat with his last day in office to be Monday, 20 December 2010, following a service of the Laying up of the Pastoral Staff on Sunday, 19 December 2010.
June 2010 (510k)
From Page 1...
Of Servanthood and Trumpets
It was with great joy that the diocese celebrated the Ordination as Priest of Fr René Knaap, at Christ Church, Hamilton, the community that he has been serving as deacon. Some 350 people gathered from all over the Diocese and beyond.
April 2010 (675k)
From Page 1...
60 Years of Mission and Ministry
A Diocesan Celebration at the Cathedral marked a remarkable sixty years of priestly ministry of Canon Bill Devonshire. Over one hundred people gathered from around the Diocese and beyond, to join with the Diocesan family to celebrate with Fr Bill and Mary. The one who travelled the greatest distance was a friend from Canada, whom Fr Bill has known since they were aged nine from their days together in Sunday School.
February 2010 (680k)
From 'The Bishop Writes'...
"We live in aspirational times:
There is no doubt that we live in times of great aspiration, when the peoples of our land are looking for more than has been on offer through the materialism of the past and the dazzling advances of science and technology. People are more lonely now, more isolated and so many struggle to find meaning and purpose for their lives. They want to belong and want to be a part of something, but struggle with the institutions which have proved so often to be morally bankrupt and self-serving. It is into this world that we are called to proclaim by word and deed that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life."